Amendments made: In page 35, line 21, leave out subsection (1) and insert:
(1) The county court may, upon application made in accordance with the provisions of this section in respect of a patient, by order direct that the functions under this Part of this Act of the nearest relative of the patient shall, during the continuance in force of the order, be exercisable by the applicant, or by any other person specified in the application being a person who, in the opinion of the court is a proper person to act as the patient's nearest relative and is willing to do so
In line 40, leave out from first "of" to "in" in line 41 and insert:
In page 36, line 1, leave out subsection (3) and insert:
(3) An application for an order under this section may be made upon any of the following grounds, that is to say—
(4) If immediately before the expiration of the period for which a patient is liable to be detained by virtue of an application for admission for observation, an application under this section, being an application made on the ground specified in paragraph (c) or paragraph (d) of the last foregoing subsection, is pending in respect of the patient, that period shall be extended—
In line 17 leave out from "person" to "nearest" in line 19 and insert:
who was the patient's nearest relative when the order was made is no longer his".
In line 20 leave out from beginning to end of line 22 and insert:
Where an order is made under this section in respect of a patient who is or subsequently becomes liable to be detained or subject to guardianship under this Part of this Act, the nearest relative of the patient".
In line 26 at end insert:
during which the order continues in force".—[Mr. Walker-Smith.]